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AFC Fylde inspired by Wigan Athletic ahead of FA Cup showdown

It is AFC Fylde's turn in the FA Cup spotlight as the National League team bid to book a place alongside the Premier League giants in the draw for round three.

Standing in Fylde's way, the 2013 Cup winners - Wigan Athletic.

Chris Hall has visited both clubs.

AFC Fylde celebrate in style after clinching promotion to the National League as champions

It's congratulations to AFC Fylde who've won promotion to the top tier of non-league football for the first time in the club's history.

They were crowned National League North champions at the weekend and are now just one promotion away from becoming a Football League club.

The players will be presented with the trophy after their final game of the season which is at home to Worcester City on Saturday.

David Chisnall reports.


WATCH: Meet the man with a better scoring record than Lionel Messi

AFC Fylde are one of non-league football's success stories this season.

Since opening their new stadium, attendances have quadrupled and they look certainties for promotion to the National League, which means next season they could be competing for a place in the football league alongside neighbours Blackpool and Fleetwood.

And leading their promotion push is a striker who has one of the best scoring records in world football.

As our sports correspondent David Chisnall explains.